Author's Name: Brad Hall

Title: "Remorse"

I was a senior in college
In January 1973. I had draft number
61 and selective service was drafting up to number 180 that year. In
Late January
President Nixon
Announced the suspension of the draft.
Which meant that
I, and my college buddies,
Would not have to serve in the military.
We threw a big party to celebrate
Our good fortune.
Alcohol,
Marijuana,
Sex and rock and roll.
Years later I realized what a cowardly
And self-centered action this was.
And I have felt remorse/guilt ever since.